Building code: UCU
The Jock Turcot University Centre, between Montpetit Hall and the central library, was completed in 1973. Planned for many years, its eventual construction cost over $6 million. Named for Jock Turcot, Students’ Federation President and an avid supporter of plans for the centre, it was designed as a gathering place for the entire campus community. Turcot was killed in an automobile accident during Christmas break 1965, the year the first plans for the centre were submitted. Construction costs were partially offset by money contributed to the Jock Turcot Memorial Fund, set up by University of Ottawa students.